Armand Hug

Volume Two

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Despite its title, this was actually New Orleans pianist Armand Hug's third solo piano LP for the Australian Swaggie label. Hug, one of the finest trad pianists to emerge from N.O. during the 1950s and '60s, performs a few standards but mostly emphasizes obscurities (including the debut of a Nick LaRocca song "Sugar Baby, Be My Love") and among the highlights are his own "Creole Baby Doll," Sidney Bechet's "I Keep Calling Your Name," Paul Mares' "I'm Going Home" and "I Never Knew What A Good Gal Could Do." This little-known session rewards close investigation, for Hug was quite talented.